Jourdann O. Petalver

Staff Accompanist, Piano and Keyboard Department
College of Music, University of the Philippines, Diliman



Jourdann O. Petalver is a graduate of Philippine High School for the Arts, the Conservatorio di Musica "S.Cecilia" in Rome, and the University of the Philippines College of Music. His teachers include Corazon Mirano, Avelina Manalo, Raffaella D'Esposito, Raul Sunico, and Augusto Espino. He also studied composition as an elective under Jonas Baes (in PHSA) and as minor under Josefino Toledo (in UP).

He won best musical score in the digital film category at the 2009 Golden Screen and Star Awards for Movies. His work for oboe and orchestra was included in the recent edition of MMCO's Music Underkonstruction.

At times he is invited to conduct a concerto when a piano major has a recital. He was trained in conducting under Agripino Diestro, Janet Sabas-Aracama, Eudenice Palaruan, and Rodney Ambat. Petalver wanted to enter school of aeronautics after finishing high school and has been dreaming to have his own airline company and name it "Air Jourdann".